On Friday, January 20, lawyers affiliated with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) marched from the Supreme Court of Kenya to Ardhi House to protest the administration of the National Land Information Management System, better known as Ardhi Sasa.
The lawyers argued that LSK had previously engaged the Ministry of Lands to resolve the issues surrounding Ardhi Sasa, but the Ministry did not execute the agreed-upon improvements.
Ardhi Sasa was launched in April 2021 to eliminate long queues at Ardhi House and handle cases of land fraud.
The system aspired to provide simple and simplex workflow between various institutions, government agencies, the general public stakeholders as well as to ensure efficiency improved service delivery to Kenyans.
However, the lawyers claim that the online system has been marred with inefficiencies arising from lack of adequate personnel, missing files, complete breakdown record of franking machines, lack of working and reliable record management.
This has led to unexplainable delays inefficiencies and the total collapse of services the land ministry.